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Join the Stitchdoodles Free Spring Stitch A Long…

…& create an exciting pattern over 12 weeks

Stitch a Longs are so much fun and with this, in mind, I have designed an exciting hand embroidery sampler for you to enjoy. You will be able to see the design come to life over the 12 weeks the SAL will take place.

About the design…

The pattern has been inspired by 17th Century Band Samplers which consisted of a narrow band of cloth that examples of needlework stitches and patterns were stitched on as a form of reference.

I love samplers and the bands give a more traditional and formal look whilst still allowing you to embrace different patterns and stitches. This makes it great for Stitch A Longs since you can complete small areas before moving on to the next.

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Format of the Pattern…

Unlike many Stitch A Long patterns – the Spring Sampler template is shown in full. This is so that you can trace the whole design on to your fabric at the start. ( I think this will give you a much better finish).

This won’t spoil any surprises though since a template looks nothing like the finished embroidery – all the lovely stitches and colors have yet to be discovered. Plenty to look forward to.

Choose from 2 Templates:

I have created 2 templates for the pattern- one circular and one rectangular. Pick the one that you prefer to stitch. The pattern itself is the same – you can choose to stitch it in a hoop with the circular design or stitch on a frame for the more traditional rectangular design.

You can purchase a pre printed fabric panel for this design from the shop here.

Purchase the template here if you prefer to transfer the design yourself.

Starting on…

Thursday 5th March – in the first week we will trace the design on to the fabric and stitch the first block. Then every Thursday up to 21st May – the remaining blocks will be stitched.

Materials required…

  • Fabric – 16×16 inch
  • Calico – I use this as a stabilizer behind my main fabric when stitching.
  • DMC Embroidery Floss, in colors #309 strawberry, #777 cherry, #3803 berry, #758 antique pink, #223 dusky pink, #154 damson, #3834 plum, #3820 daffodil, #3853 orange, #825 blue, #3362 leaf green, #937 grass green, #371 moss green.
  • Frixion Pen for transferring the design.
  • Needle and Scissors.
  • Embroidery hoop OR Siesta Bar Frame (you will need 2 x 12 inch bars and 2 x 9 inch bars)

Join the Facebook Group

Join in with fellow stitchers, share your progress and let us see how you are getting on. Click on the image to join…

Spring Sampler SAL Facebook Group

The first post will be Thursday 5th March – between now and then I will be showing how I transfer the design on to my fabric so watch out for that one.

Happy Stitching!


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